* CompleteMonster: Genkaku has absolutely no problems with using [[spoiler:his children as a way of getting revenge on the Emperor, even if it means sacrificing them.]]
* HoYay: Seimei and Hiromasa. ''Seimei and Hiromasa''. "Oh, I don't care about the world, but I'll save it if ''you'' really want me to."
** Comes up in the sequel too. They ''really'' don't want each other to die.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Genkaku didn't seem all that disturbed when he offers his children up as sacrifices to the gods or when he kills his wife.]]